Daily Archives: February 28, 2017

Around the World Prize Guide: Act 3, Prize 2 Vicious Monkeys

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Pack those bags and grab your boarding passes because it’s time to go Around the World with The Simpsons!  The Around the World Event is in full swing in our pocket-sized Springfields and that can only mean one thing….all new prize tracks to work our way through!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the Third Act you’re tasked with collecting Brazilian Pins (ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg) to unlock each prize!

The second Act 3 Prize awarded at 11,035 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg is the Vicious Monkeys, because this is as close as Brooders is going to get to Zombie Pirate Monkeys….

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So let’s take a closer look at this second prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

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Servers Down

Updates: Just a couple little updates…

4:45pm:
Some of you are reporting you’re back in.  Some are still out.  I’m one of those who still can’t get into the game…but hopefully we’ll all be in shortly.

4:30pm ET From AWS:

Update at 1:12 PM PST: S3 object retrieval, listing and deletion are fully recovered now. We are still working to recover normal operations for adding new objects to S3.

Update at 12:52 PM PST: We are seeing recovery for S3 object retrievals, listing and deletions. We continue to work on recovery for adding new objects to S3 and expect to start seeing improved error rates within the hour.

3:45pm ET:
I wasn’t clear in my post below, cause I honestly didn’t think it was too important, this is Amazon Web Services that’s down (East Coast Server).  EA (and many, many, MANY other companies) utilize AWS.  So this outage has little to do with EA.
You can check out this article: https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/28/amazon-aws-s3-outage-is-breaking-things-for-a-lot-of-websites-and-apps/

You can also check AWS Dashboard for updates here: https://status.aws.amazon.com/

Or their Twitter Feed @AWSCloud .  I’ll try to update this post with updated tweets from them as I see them.  The latest from about 3pm Eastern Time:

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Bringing back an Addicts classic…with fond memories of Cguy:

They’re up
They’re down,
They’re down and up and down
down, down, down
up, up, up,
The EA Distraction Show!

Admitedly the server outages are A LOT better than they were 3 years ago, BUT it’s still fun to bring back a classic Addicts song 😉

You may be seeing this in TSTO right now…

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Servers are down for many…

It appears it’s an issue with the East Coast servers (which impact more than just the East Coast), from what I’m gathering.  Hopefully they’re up soon…

In the meantime here are a few fun riddles to keep you entertained:

1) Why is this right?

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2) Homer has with him Baby Maggie, his dog, and a jar of poisons that look like delicious candy. (Homer: Oh, why did I take my baby and my dog with me when I went to buy poison! And why do the poison has to look so delicious!?) He needs to get all three across the river. He can only take one of them at a time in his rowboat. He can’t leave Maggie with the poison. He can’t leave the dog with Maggie. He CAN leave the dog with the Poison. How does he do this?

3) Wednesday, Lenny and Carl went to a restaurant and ate dinner. When they were done they paid for the food and left. But Lenny and Carl didn’t pay for the food. Who did?

Have fun and hopefully we’re back up soon!

Should I Spend Donuts On the Cristo of Springfield or the Mexican Bundle?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Pack your bags and prepare for an invasive screening at the airport because it’s travel time in Springfield! And while our towns are embracing their ever expanding airports, our donut bank is shrinking because there are LOADS of items from travels past to spend those sprinkles on!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should the Cristo of Springfield or the Mexican Bundle to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your Springfield…

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Around the World Prize Guide: Act 3, Prize 1 Painted Home

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Pack those bags and grab your boarding passes because it’s time to go Around the World with The Simpsons!  The Around the World Event is in full swing in our pocket-sized Springfields and that can only mean one thing….all new prize tracks to work our way through!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the Third Act you’re tasked with collecting Brazilian Pins (ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg) to unlock each prize!

The First Act 3 Prize awarded at 4,414 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg is the Painted Home, because Quimby always has an angle…

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So let’s take a closer look at this first prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

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